Advani lauds Mamata, JayalalithaaMay 16th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Mamata Banerjee’s triumph in the West Bengal polls will hasten the end of communism in India, while J. Jayalalithaa’s victory in Tamil Nadu has proved that the Indian voter is concerned about corruption, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani said in his blog Monday.
Advani lauded the Trinamool Congress chief for carving “a place for her in the history of West Bengal by achieving something that no one else has been able to achieve earlier”.
“I hold that 1989, which (Francis) Fukuyama called the end of history because it was the year which marked the fall of the Berlin Wall and the dismantling of the USSR, was not the end, but an important turning point both in global history as well as in Indian political history,” said Advani.
“1989 certainly marks the commencement of the decline of communism as an ideology. In India, the decline may have come two decades later, but it has arrived none the less,” he said.
The senior leader also attacked the Left for not doing much during its “extraordinary opportunity” of a continuous rule of 34 years in the state.
“Its achievement in terms of the state’s developmental growth and people’s welfare in the field of education and health has been conspicuously dismal,” he said.
He also described AIADMK’s victory in the Tamil Nadu assembly elections as being nationally significant.
“When I complimented Jayalalithaaji on her victory, I told her that her success would be no doubt very good for her state, but this time the principal scam having been the spectrum scam, the Tamil Nadu outcome has a national significance,” he said.
“If her opponents had won after all that had happened, the message to the country would have been shocking - the electors are totally unconcerned about corruption! Thanks to her achievement, this has not happened,” he said.
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